(Changed after 2013)
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The Eventim Apollo, formerly known as the Hammersmith Apollo and located in Hammersmith, London, England, has been a rock venue for decades, and was originally known as the Hammersmith Odeon.
It is in this earlier incarnation that the venue is best known internationally, especially since Motörhead's 1981 live album No Sleep 'til Hammersmith. Many legends of rock have performed at the Hammersmith Odeon, including The Cult, AC/DC, The Cure, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Metallica, The Who, and Queen. David Bowie also performed his final concert as Ziggy Stardust at the Hammersmith Odeon in July 1973. Not to forget Bruce Springsteen's legendary performances in 1975. Neil Young also famously gigged there in the same year, actually setting part of it on fire. Johnny Cash also performed there in 1966.
The venue was later refurbished and re-named The Labatt's Apollo following a new sponsorship deal with the Belgian-owned Canadian brewery.
In 1992 the venue was again re-named the Carling Apollo after another brewery (a British one this time) struck a deal with the owners, US-based Clear Channel Entertainment.
Many bands have released live CDs or DVDs of concerts held at the Apollo. Girls Aloud released a DVD of their concert at the Apollo in 2005, and a DVD of a Bruce Springsteen concert held there in 1975 was released as part of the Born to Run 30th Anniversary Edition package, and later was released the CD Hammersmith Odeon London '75.
It has a capacity of 5039 standing and 3632 sitting.